How to find a job at a convention – part 1

How do you find boxers? Go to a boxers convention.

Why search for a job at a convention? The people who are there are real. People who talk like you do. This old boxer puts it beautifully.

I look at ordinary people in their suits, them with no scars, and I’m different. I don’t […]

Make your job search 50% more effective

Your time is very limited. You only get 24 hours a day. You can’t buy more time. Do you really know how you use it? Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace. (Sawyer) […]

Are you job hunting? or working hard?

Useful work or administrivia?

One of my managers told me, “Bryan, you don’t work hard enough. I put in 60 or 70 hours a week. Even if I’m just in here filing stuff, I’m getting more done than you.” I couldn’t answer him. I was too amazed. He took my silence for the deep pondering […]

How 2100 hirers say you should use social media

More and more companies are using social media to find and vet job candidates, and more and more often, social media is giving these companies reasons to not hire a candidate.

A survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of CareerBuilder found that two in five companies…Click here to read more about the survey of […]

Religion, politics, sexuality, and job hunting

Muslim Sharia Law was the final standard for a company I knew well. Not Iran or Taliban style Sharia Law, but their own internal version. Most people who worked there didn’t care at all. However, bringing a gal other than your wife to the company picnic could get you fired. All doors to offices […]

Show you are the “big bear” on your resume

I have been around a lot of big bears in Pennsylvania. It is exciting. Still, I have only seen one bear in Pennsylvania. Bears leave behind footprints, scratched trees and scat (the polite way of referring to bear excrement). As a matter of fact, some bears try to impress other bears by showing how high […]

The job hunting catechism

My neighbor invited me to his catechism class. He went every Wednesday to learn the doctrines of the Roman Catholic church. He showed me the book they used. The teacher would read a question and the kids would read an answer back. They would also talk about the answer. It didn’t sound very interesting to […]

How to be an internal referral instead of just another resume in HR

Internal referrals are the fast track to a job.

Here is a link to how to become a solid internal referral by using LinkedIn and a phone.


14 ways to job hunt like a kid

Kids can be a practically irresistible force. I have 10 children. Usually I can resist them. Not always. Here’s how they win.

Be totally, irresistibly and eternally committed to a world changing idea Jump up and down with enthusiasm “No” means not now “Not now” means try again in 5 minutes Laugh, smile and tickle […]

Hiring managers are like giant cockroaches

A giant cockroach steals the hero’s gun and swallows it. So the hero taunts the cockroach until it eats him. A few minutes later the cockroach explodes and our hero is standing there holding the huge gun the monster ate a few minutes before. Men In Black was a lot of fun. In that case […]